# GSEB Solutions Class 7 Maths Chapter 2 Fractions and Decimals InText Questions

Gujarat BoardĀ GSEB Textbook Solutions Class 7 Maths Chapter 2 Fractions and Decimals InText Questions and Answers.

## Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 7 Maths Chapter 2 Fractions and Decimals InText Questions

Try These (Page 34)

Question 1.
Find:
(a) $$\frac { 2 }{ 7 }$$ x 3
(b) $$\frac { 9 }{ 7 }$$ x 6
(c) 3 x $$\frac { 1 }{ 8 }$$
(d) $$\frac { 13 }{ 11 }$$ x 6
If the product is an improper fraction express it as a mixed fraction.
Solution:
(a) $$\frac { 2 }{ 7 }$$ x 3
= $$\frac { 2Ć3 }{ 7 }$$
= $$\frac { 6 }{ 7 }$$

(b) $$\frac { 9 }{ 7 }$$ x 6
= $$\frac { 9Ć6 }{ 7 }$$
= $$\frac { 54 }{ 7 }$$
= 7$$\frac { 5 }{ 7 }$$

(c) 3 x $$\frac { 1 }{ 8 }$$
= $$\frac { 3Ć1 }{ 8 }$$
= $$\frac { 3 }{ 8 }$$

(d) $$\frac { 13 }{ 11 }$$ x 6
= $$\frac { 13Ć6 }{ 11 }$$
= $$\frac { 78 }{ 11 }$$
= 7$$\frac { 1 }{ 11 }$$

Question 2.
Represent pictorially: 2 x $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$ = $$\frac { 4 }{ 5 }$$
Solution:

or 2 x $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$ = $$\frac { 4 }{ 5 }$$

Try These (Page 34)

Question 1.
Find: (i) 5 x 2$$\frac { 3 }{ 7 }$$
(ii) 1$$\frac { 4 }{ 9 }$$ x 6
Solution:
(i) 5 x 2$$\frac { 3 }{ 7 }$$
= 5 x $$\frac { 17 }{ 7 }$$
= $$\frac { 85 }{ 7 }$$
= 12$$\frac { 1 }{ 7 }$$

(ii) 1$$\frac { 4 }{ 9 }$$ x 6
= $$\frac { 13 }{ 9 }$$ x 6
=
= $$\frac { 13Ć2 }{ 3 }$$
= $$\frac { 26 }{ 3 }$$
= 8$$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$

Try These (Page 35)

Question 1.
Can you tell, what is
(i) $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ of 10?
(ii) $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ of 16?
(iii) $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$ of 25?
Solution:
(i) $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ of 10
= $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ x 10
= $$\frac { 1Ć10 }{ 2 }$$
= 5

(ii) $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ of 16
= $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$ x 16
= $$\frac { 1Ć16 }{ 4 }$$
= 4

(iii) $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$ of 25
= $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$ x 25
= $$\frac { 2Ć25 }{ 5 }$$
= 10

Try These (Page 39)

Question 1.
Fill in these boxes:
(i) $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ x $$\frac { 1 }{ 7 }$$ = $$\frac { 1Ć1 }{ 2Ć7 }$$ =
(ii) $$\frac { 1 }{ 5 }$$ x $$\frac { 1 }{ 7 }$$ = =
(iii) $$\frac { 1 }{ 7 }$$ x $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ = =
(iv) $$\frac { 1 }{ 7 }$$ x $$\frac { 1 }{ 5 }$$ = =
Solution:

Try These (Page 40)

Question 1.
Find: $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ x $$\frac { 4 }{ 5 }$$; $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ x $$\frac { 1 }{ 5 }$$
Solution:
(i) $$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$ x $$\frac { 4 }{ 5 }$$ = $$\frac { 1Ć4 }{ 3Ć5 }$$ = $$\frac { 4 }{ 15 }$$

(ii) $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ x $$\frac { 1 }{ 5 }$$ = $$\frac { 2Ć1 }{ 3Ć5 }$$ = $$\frac { 2 }{ 15 }$$

Try These (Page 40)

Question 1.
Find: $$\frac { 8 }{ 3 }$$ x $$\frac { 4 }{ 7 }$$; $$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$ x $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$
Solution:
(i) $$\frac { 8 }{ 3 }$$ x $$\frac { 4 }{ 7 }$$ = $$\frac { 8Ć4 }{ 3Ć7 }$$ = $$\frac { 32 }{ 21 }$$

(ii) $$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$ x $$\frac { 2 }{ 3 }$$ = $$\frac { 3Ć2 }{ 4Ć3 }$$ = $$\frac { 1Ć1 }{ 2Ć1 }$$ = $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$

Think, Discuss and Write (Page 44)

Question 1.
(i) Will the reciprocal of a proper fraction be again a proper fraction?
(ii) Will the reciprocal of an improper fraction be again an improper fraction!
Solution:
(i) No, the reciprocal of a proper fraction is an improper fraction.
(ii) No, the reciprocal of an improper fraction is a proper fraction.
Now, we can say that
(a) 1 Ć· $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$
= 1 x $$\frac { 2 }{ 1 }$$
= 1 x reciprocal of $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$

(b) 3 Ć· $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$
= 3 x $$\frac { 4 }{ 1 }$$
= 3 x reciprocal of $$\frac { 1 }{ 4 }$$

(c) 3 Ć· $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ = _____ = _____
3 x $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ = 3 x $$\frac { 2 }{ 1 }$$ reciprocal of $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$
And, 2 Ć· $$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$ = 2 x reciprocal of $$\frac { 3 }{ 4 }$$
= 2 x $$\frac { 4 }{ 3 }$$

(d) 5 Ć· $$\frac { 2 }{ 9 }$$ = 5 x _____ = _____
ā“ 5 Ć· $$\frac { 2 }{ 9 }$$ = 5 x $$\frac { 9 }{ 2 }$$ = 5 x reciprocal of $$\frac { 2 }{ 9 }$$

Remember:
I. When the product of two fractions is unity, then each is called the āreciprocal of the otherā.
II. When unity is divided by a fraction, then the quotient is the āreciprocalā of that fraction.

Try These (Page 45)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 7 Ć· $$\frac { 2 }{ 5 }$$
(ii) 6 Ć· $$\frac { 4 }{ 7 }$$
(iii) 2 Ć· $$\frac { 8 }{ 9 }$$
Solution:

Try These (Page 45)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 6 Ć· 5$$\frac { 1 }{ 3 }$$
(ii) 7 Ć· 2$$\frac { 4 }{ 7 }$$
Solution:

Try These (Page 45)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$ Ć· $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$
(ii) $$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ Ć· $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$
(iii) 2$$\frac { 1 }{ 2 }$$ Ć· $$\frac { 3 }{ 5 }$$
(iv) 5$$\frac { 1 }{ 6 }$$ Ć· $$\frac { 9 }{ 2 }$$
Solution:

Try These (Page 50)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 2.7 x 4
(ii) 1.8 x 1.2
(iii) 2.3 x 4.35
Solution:
(i) 2.7 x 4
āµ 27 x 4 = 108 and there is one digit to the right of the decimal point in 27.
ā“ 2.7 x 4 = 10.8

(ii) 1.8 x 1.2
āµ 18 x 12 = 216 and number of digits to the right of decimal point is (1 + 1), i.e. 2.
ā“ 1.8 x 1.2 = 2.16

(iii) 2.3 x 4.35
āµ 23 x 435 = 10005 and there are 1+2, i.e.
ā“ digits to the right of decimal point.
ā“ 2.3 x 4.35 = 10.005

Question 2.
Arrange the products obtained in Question 1 in descending order.
Solution:
The products are: 10.8, 2.16, 10.005.
Comparing 10.8 and 10.005, we have:
10 = 10, 8 > 0, i.e. 10.005 < 10.8
Here, the smallest number = 2.16
and, the largest number = 10.8
Thus, the required descending order is: 10.8, 10.005, 2.16.

Try These (Page 51)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 0.3 x 10
(ii) 1.2 x 100
(iii) 56.3 x 1000
Solution:
(i) 0.3 x 10
āµ There is 1 zero in 10.
ā“ The decimal point is shifted to the right by 1 place.
Thus, 0.3 x 10 = 3

(ii) 1.2 x 100
āµ There are 2 zeros in 100.
ā“ The decimal point is shifted to the right by 2 places.
Thus, 1.2 x 100 = 120

(iii) 56.3 x 1000
āµ There are three zeros in 1000.
ā“ The decimal point is shifted to the right by 3 places.
Thus, 56.3 x 1000 = 56300

Try These (Page 53)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 235.4 Ć· 10
(ii) 235.4 + 100
(iii) 235.4 Ć· 1000
Solution:
(i) 235.4 Ć· 10
Since, there is one zero in 10.
ā“The decimal point in the quotient is shifted to the left by one place.
ā“ 235.4 Ć· 10 = 23.54

(ii) 235.4 Ć· 100
Since, there are two zeros in 100
ā“ The decimal point in the quotient is shifted to the left by two places.
ā“ 235.4 Ć· 100 = 2.354

(iii) 235.4 Ć· 1000
Since, there are three zeros in 1000.
ā“ The decimal point in the quotient is shifted to the left by three places.
ā“ 235.4 Ć· 1000 = 0.2354

Try These (Page 53)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 35.7 Ć· 3
(ii) 25.5 Ć· 3
Solution:
(i) 35.7 Ć· 3
Since, $$\frac { 357 }{ 3 }$$ =119 and there is one digit in the decimal part of the given decimal number.
ā“ The decimal point is placed in the quotient after one digit from the right most digit.
ā“ 35.7 Ć· 3 = 11.9

(ii) 25.5 Ć· 3
Since, 255 Ć· 3 = 85 and there is one digit in the decimal part of the given decimal number.
ā“ The decimal is placed in the quotient after one digit from the right most digit.
ā“ 25.5 Ć· 3 = 8.5

Try These (Page 53)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 43.15 Ć· 5
(ii) 82.44 Ć· 6
Solution:
(i) 43.15 Ć· 5
Since 4315 Ć· 5 = 863 and there are two digits in the decimal part of the given decimal number.
ā“ Place the decimal point in 863 such that there are two digits to its right.
ā“ 43.15 Ć· 5 = 8.63

(ii) 82.44 + 6
Since 8244 Ć· 6 = 1374 and there are two digits in the decimal part of the given decimal number.
ā“ Place the decimal point in 1374 such that there are two digits to its right.
ā“ 82.44 Ć· 6 = 13.74

Try These (Page 53)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) 15.5 Ć· 5
(ii) 126.35 Ć· 7
Solution:
(i) 15.5 Ć· 5
Since 155 Ć· 5 = 31 and there is one digit in the decimal part of the given decimal number.
ā“ Place the decimal point in 31 such that there is one digit to its right.
ā“ 15.5 Ć· 5 = 3.1

(ii) 126.35 Ć· 7
Since 12635 Ć· 7 = 1805 and there are two digits in the decimal part of the given decimal number.
ā“ Place the decimal point in 1805 such that there are two digits to its right.
ā“ 126.35 Ć· 7 = 18.05

Try These (Page 54)

Question 1.
Find:
(i) $$\frac { 7.75 }{ 0.25 }$$
(ii) $$\frac { 42.8 }{ 0.02 }$$
(iii) $$\frac { 5.6 }{ 1.4 }$$
Solution:
(i) $$\frac { 7.75 }{ 0.25 }$$
since, 7.75 = $$\frac { 775 }{ 100 }$$ and 0.25 = $$\frac { 25 }{ 100 }$$
ā“ 7.75 Ć· 0.25 = $$\frac { 775 }{ 100 }$$ Ć· $$\frac { 25 }{ 100 }$$
= $$\frac { 775 }{ 100 }$$ x $$\frac { 100 }{ 25 }$$
= $$\frac { 775 }{ 25 }$$
= 31
ā“ $$\frac { 7.75 }{ 0.25 }$$ = 31

(ii) $$\frac { 42.8 }{ 0.02 }$$
since, 42.8 = $$\frac { 428 }{ 10 }$$ and 0.25 = $$\frac { 2 }{ 100 }$$
ā“ 42.8 Ć· 0.25 = $$\frac { 428 }{ 100 }$$ Ć· $$\frac { 2 }{ 100 }$$
= $$\frac { 428 }{ 10 }$$ x $$\frac { 100 }{ 2 }$$
= $$\frac { 4280 }{ 25 }$$
= 2140
ā“ $$\frac { 42.8 }{ 0.02 }$$ = 2140

(iii) $$\frac { 5.6 }{ 1.4 }$$
since, 5.6 = $$\frac { 56 }{ 10 }$$ and 1.4 = $$\frac { 14 }{ 100 }$$s
ā“ 5.6 Ć· 1.4 = $$\frac { 56 }{ 10 }$$ Ć· $$\frac { 14 }{ 10 }$$
= $$\frac { 56 }{ 10 }$$ x $$\frac { 10 }{ 14 }$$
= $$\frac { 56 }{ 14 }$$
= 4
ā“ $$\frac { 5.6 }{ 1.4 }$$ = 4